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Eagles sign veteran DE Sinclair

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- With a void to fill along the defensive line, the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday signed a one-year contract with veteran end Michael Sinclair, who was released by the Denver Broncos in training camp.

The Eagles had a hole to fill at left defensive end when starter Derrick Burgess suffered a broken bone in his right foot in Sunday's 27-24 loss at Tennessee. Burgess underwent surgery Tuesday and will miss eight to 10 weeks.

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Burgess is the second starter along the defensive line to go down for an exended period of time. Tackle Hollis Thomas suffered a season-ending foot injury during training camp.

Sinclair, 34, spent his entire 11-year career with the Seattle Seahawks prior to joining Denver for training camp this season. A three-time Pro Bowler, Sinclair has registered 73 1/2 sacks in 144 games, including a career-high 16 1/2 in 1998.

To make room from Sinclair, the Eagles released second-year tight end Tony Stewart. As a rookie last season, Stewart had five catches for 52 yards and a touchdown.

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